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Spode (U.K.)

Spode is one of the oldest and most distinguished of the great pottery companies of Staffordshire, the time-honored home of English ceramics. The firm’s blue and white bone china transferware is a timeless classic. Spode dishes compose the sort of elegant dinner service that most of us envision on a traditional holiday table.

     The company was established in 1770 in Stoke-on-Trent by Josiah Spode, a friend and neighbor of another estimable English ceramist, Josiah Wedgwood. Spode was particularly known for two technical achievements in the firm’s early decades. The first was to develop a standard formula for the making of bone china — a type of porcelain (made with a mixture of bone ash, minerals and clay) that is dazzlingly white and so strong it can be used to create very thin translucent plates and vessels. The other was to perfect the making of transferware. That process involves the transfer of pictorial images inked on tissue paper — such as the garden scenery in the famous Willow dish patterns — onto ceramics that are then sealed with a glaze. In 1833, following the sudden death of Josiah Spode III, business partner W.T. Copeland took over the company and changed its name. Collectors regard Copeland-marked pieces as Spode china. The Spode brand was revived in 1970.

     From the 1820s onward, Spode enjoyed tremendous success both in Britain and elsewhere owing to the beauty and vitality of its decorative imagery. By some counts, Spode created more than 40,000 patterns in the 19th century. Many favorite Spode patterns — among them Blue Italian, India Tree, Greek and Woodland — date to the company’s early years. Spode’s most popular pattern, Christmas Tree, was introduced in 1938. Prices for Spode china vary widely, based on the size of the service, its condition and the pattern. An antique dinner service for 12 people or more, in good repair and complete with cups and serving dishes, will generally cost between $10,000 and $20,000. Such Spode services become heirlooms — a proud and timeless addition to a family’s table. And as you will see on these pages, Spode’s rich and varied wares offer a visual feast in and of themselves.

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Georgian Early Spode Stone China Coffee Can in Bang Up Pattern 2886
By Spode
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a very good stone China or ironstone coffee can in the Bang Up pattern number 2886, made by the Spode factory in the early 19th century, Georgian period, circa 1820. The c...
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Early 19th Century English Georgian Antique Spode

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Ironstone

Antique English Spode Chintzware Teapot in Wildflower Blue, circa 1920
By Spode
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A charming smaller sized teapot in one of Spode's most popular but hard to find chintz patterns, wildflower blue. A Classic shape that features rich blue transferware design with han...
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1920s British Late Victorian Vintage Spode

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Enamel

Rare Spode Pearlware Toast Rack, Willow Pattern, circa 1820
By Spode
Located in Gargrave, North Yorkshire
£290.00 Rare Spode pottery toast rack, circa 1820. The boat shaped toast rack, with five shaped, and pierced dividers, and printed in the ‘Willow’ pattern. All beneath a Pearlware g...
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1810s English Georgian Antique Spode

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Earthenware

Late Georgian Spode Dish or Oval Plate finely enamelled Pattern 4052, circa 1820
By Spode
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a beautiful ironstone dish, bowl or oval plate, produced by the Spode factory, during the late Georgian period, circa 1820. The dish has an oval shape with fluted sides, a s...
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Early 19th Century English Chinoiserie Antique Spode

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Ironstone

English Spode Copeland & Garrett Plate, Marked, Rare Pattern, circa 1830s
By Spode, Copeland & Garrett Spode
Located in Atlanta, GA
19th century circa 1830s English late Spode Copeland & Garrett porcelain plate, marked. Rare pattern.
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19th Century English Antique Spode

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Porcelain

Pair of Antique Spode Topographical Porcelain Cobalt Blue Border Shrimp Bowls
By Spode
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A very Fine pair of Spode porcelain shrimp bowls. With rich gilding, underglaze cobalt blue borders, and hand painted topographical scenes at their centers. One scene depicts f...
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Early 19th Century English Regency Antique Spode

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Porcelain

Spode Teacup Trio, Red Pluck and Dust Rose Border, Georgian, circa 1806
By Spode
Located in London, GB
This is a beautiful trio consisting of a teacup, a coffee cup and a saucer, made by Spode in or shortly after 1806, which was the late Georgian period. It is decorated with the Rose ...
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Early 1800s English Regency Antique Spode

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Porcelain

Georgian Spode Sauce Tureen Stone China Hand Painted Pattern 2647, circa 1810
By Spode
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a very good sauce tureen and lid made of ironstone (Spode's Stone China) in the Willis Pattern, No 2647, produced by the English, Spode factory early in the 19th century, Geo...
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Early 19th Century English George III Antique Spode

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Ironstone

Copeland & Garrett Pearlware Plate, Blue & White "Death Of The Bear", 1833-1847
By Copeland & Garrett Spode, Spode
Located in London, GB
This is a stunning Copeland & Garrett dinner plate made between 1833 and 1847. The plate is made of pearlware and decorated with a superbly executed blue and white transfer print bel...
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Early 19th Century English Regency Antique Spode

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Pearlware

Regency Spode Imari Bowl, Pattern # 2283, Early 19th Century
By Spode
Located in Downingtown, PA
Spode Imari bowl, Pattern # 2283, Spodes new stone, circa 1815-1820 The beautiful Spode new stone Imari punch bowl is painted in Imari colors with the pattern number 2283. The ...
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Early 19th Century English Regency Antique Spode

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Ceramic

Early Spode Shaped Dish
By Spode
Located in High Point, NC
Early 19th century signed Spode handled serving dish with a wonderful shaped handle and scalloped edge. The pattern is of a lovely Asian village.
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19th Century English Victorian Antique Spode

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Porcelain

Early Spode Porcelain Tea Cup Heavily Gilded Pattern 963 Hand Painted
By Spode
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a fine example of an English George III period, SPODE porcelain, Tea Cup, hand painted in pattern 963 and dating from the early 19th century, circa 1810. This tea cup has ...
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Early 19th Century English Chinoiserie Antique Spode

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Porcelain

Set of 12 Spode Newstone Aesthetic Movement Japanese Garden Soup Bowls Ca. 1840
By Spode
Located in Great Barrington, MA
This is an amazing set of 12 rimmed soup bowls marked "Spode's New-Stone" dating to 1840 but in like new condition. The "Japonesque" transfer decoration is embellished with hand pain...
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1840s English Japonisme Antique Spode

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Ironstone

Georgian Spode Stone China Coffee Can and Plate in Tobacco Leaf Pattern No. 2061
By Spode
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a very good stone China (Ironstone) coffee can and side plate, both hand painted in the tobacco leaf pattern, number 2061, made by the Spode factory in the early 19th century...
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Early 19th Century English Chinoiserie Antique Spode

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Ironstone

20th Century Spode England Large "Buttercup" Lidded Soup Tureen
By Spode
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
20th century Spode-"Buttercup" large lidded earthenware soup tureen. The "Buttercup" pattern features an off white ground with basket weave textured detail and floral motif. Signed o...
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20th Century English Spode

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Ceramic

Pair of Spode Pattern 1166 Vases
By Spode
Located in Melbourne, AU
Pair of vases in the ancient Greek shape known as Kanteros, decorated with pattern 1166. A stunning pair.   
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Early 19th Century English Regency Antique Spode

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Porcelain

Spode Pattern 1166 Spill Vase
By Spode
Located in Melbourne, AU
A spill vase in bone china, decorated with pattern 1166.
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Early 19th Century English Regency Antique Spode

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Porcelain

Spode Pattern 1166 Campana Vase
By Spode
Located in Melbourne, AU
Classical meets regency: A miniature campana vase, decorated with pattern 1166.
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Early 19th Century English Regency Antique Spode

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Porcelain

Pair Large Antique English Porcelain Vases Made circa 1810
By Spode
Located in Katonah, NY
WHY WE LOVE IT: This pair are outstanding Regency period ice pails! We are excited to offer this outstanding pair of large antique porcelain vases which originally functioned as ice ...
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19th Century English Neoclassical Antique Spode

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Porcelain

8 Spode Aesthetic Movement Hand Painted Blue & Ivory Floral Dessert Plates
By Spode
Located in Great Barrington, MA
This set of 8 Spode Copelands dessert plates are perfect for a dessert course at an intimate dinner and also likely to be used as display or cabinet plates as they are true works of ...
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Early 1900s English Aesthetic Movement Antique Spode

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Porcelain

Blue and White English Spode Porcelain Jewelry Dish with Chinoiserie Design
By Spode
Located in New York, NY
A very beautiful English Spode porcelain 'jewelry' dish with a chinoiserie design, circa 20th century, England. Piece has a beautiful design including its elevated form, 'tazza'-like...
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20th Century English Chinoiserie Spode

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Porcelain

Rare and Fine Antique English Spode Ironstone Kakiemon Decor Warming Dish
By Spode
Located in Charleston, SC
Exceedingly rare antique English Spode ironstone Kakiemon decor warming dish. A/F slight clips to leaf near handle. Pattern number as recorded on Pg. 119 of "Spode and Copelan...
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Early 19th Century English Chinoiserie Antique Spode

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Ironstone

Pair of Spode Porcelain Spill Vases, circa 1820
By Spode
Located in London, GB
Pair of Spode spill vases, circa 1820. Cobalt blue and gilt with finely painted scenic panels, both depicting Cathedral City views. Marked to bases 'Durham/Spode' and 'The Cathedral ...
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1820s English Regency Antique Spode

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Porcelain

Early 19th Century Regency Spode Pair of Porcelain Dessert Dishes
By Spode
Located in Dublin 8, IE
Early 19th century Regency Spode pair of porcelain hand painted dessert dishes of circular form with lobed gilded rim, decorated to the edge with gilded egg and dart motif against gr...
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1810s British Regency Antique Spode

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Porcelain

15 Antique Cobalt and Gold Dinner Plates, Spode, England Scalloped Shape Edge
By Spode
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A Classic and elegant pattern from one of England's oldest firms: Copeland Spode. This dinner plate features a slightly scalloped edge which is accented with hand painted cobalt blue...
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1920s British Vintage Spode

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Enamel, Gold

Spode Stone China Sauce Tureen and Stand in Ship Pattern No. 3067, circa 1810
By Spode
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a very good sauce tureen and stand (Under Plate) made of ironstone (Spode's Stone China) in the Ship Pattern, No 3067, produced by the English, Spode factory early in the 19t...
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Early 19th Century English Chinoiserie Antique Spode

Materials

Ironstone

Set of 12 English Porcelain Botanical Plates, Spode, circa 1900
By Spode
Located in New York, NY
Set of 12 English porcelain botanical plates, Spode, circa 1900.
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Early 20th Century Spode

Spode Porcelain Miniature Basket, Pattern No. ‘1166’, circa 1810
By Spode
Located in Gargrave, North Yorkshire
A fine Spode porcelain miniature basket, circa 1810. The fluted basket, having an entwined twig overhead handle. Beautifully painted, with sprays of flowers, on a cobalt blue ground,...
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1810s English Regency Antique Spode

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Porcelain

Pair of English Porcelain Hexagonal Imari-Pattern Lamps, Spode, circa 1820
By Spode
Located in New York, NY
Each richly painted in a typical palette on alternating sides with exotic birds perched amidst leafy flowering branches or white blossoms issuing from gilt foliate vines against a co...
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1820s English Antique Spode

Pair of English Spode Porcelain Botanical Shell-Shape Dishes, circa 1820
By Spode
Located in New York, NY
Pair of English Spode porcelain botanical shell-shape dishes, circa 1820. Specimens are titled on the reverse.
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1820s English Antique Spode

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Porcelain

Three-Piece English Porcelain Assembled Garniture, Spode, circa 1810
By Spode
Located in New York, NY
Signed Spode with the pattern number '2575'.
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1810s English Antique Spode

Materials

Porcelain

Pair of Spode "Peony 2" Pattern Dishes
By Spode
Located in High Point, NC
Pair of Spode "Peony 2" pattern dishes, circa 1810. They are wonderfully vibrant colored dishes in blue, green and yellow with a central peony in pink. They are transferred on porcel...
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19th Century English Georgian Antique Spode

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Porcelain

Set of 12 English Porcelain Handkerchief Plates, Spode, circa 1820
By Spode
Located in New York, NY
Set of 12 English Porcelain handkerchief plates, Spode, circa 1820.
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1820s English Antique Spode

Materials

Porcelain

Spode Fine China Maritime Rose Pattern Porcelain Large Serving Platter Charger
By Spode
Located in West Hartford, CT
Spode fine China serving platter in the sough after maritime rose pattern.
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1920s English Vintage Spode

Materials

Porcelain

Georgian Spode Soup Bowl or Plate in Chinese Flowers Pattern, circa 1820
By Spode
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a beautiful bowl or soup plate produced by the Spode factory and made of a type of earthenware pottery called Pearl-ware, in the early 19th Century. The pattern is called ...
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Early 19th Century English Chinoiserie Antique Spode

Materials

Pearlware

Collection of Fine Spode China Maritime Rose, Dinner, Tea, Coffee Service Twelve
By Spode
Located in West Hartford, CT
Immense ninety-six-piece set of Spode Fine China in the rare Maritime Rose pattern. Service for twelve plus serving pieces and a huge platter. Details are: 1 extra large platter 2 s...
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Mid-20th Century English Chippendale Spode

Materials

Porcelain

Early 19th Century Spode Blue and White Tureen
By Spode
Located in Atlanta, GA
Early 19th century Spode blue and white tureen.
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Early 19th Century English Antique Spode

Materials

Porcelain

Antique Porcelain Spode Double Sided Butterfly Box and Cover, circa 1810-1830
By Spode
Located in Downingtown, PA
Antique English porcelain Spode double sided butterfly box and cover, circa 1810-1830. The Spode porcelain box is double sided with the cover painted naturalistically with a purp...
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Early 19th Century English Georgian Antique Spode

Materials

Porcelain

Spode New Stone China Dinner Service Eighty Four Pieces, Pattern #3504
By Spode
Located in Downingtown, PA
Spode new stone China dinner service- eighty four pieces, Pattern #3504, circa 1820 (NY7148), The service is decorated in an Imari pattern in iron red light and dark blue and ...
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Early 19th Century English Georgian Antique Spode

Materials

Ironstone

1820s English Spode "Gothic Castle" Pattern Garden Seat
By Spode
Located in Geneva, IL
Extremely rare 1820s Spode earthenware garden seat. The piece actually exhibits examples from three different patterns: in addition to the primary view from "Gothic Castle", the two ...
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Early 19th Century English Chinoiserie Antique Spode

Materials

Ceramic

Late 20th Century Spode Porcelain Part Dessert Service
By Spode
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
A late 20th century Spode porcelain part dessert service comprising 6 plates and 2 shaped dishes. Finely painted with fruits and gilded edging. 8 pieces comprising: Measures: 6 pl...
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Late 20th Century English Spode

Materials

Porcelain

Set of Four Spode Gilt Painted Tree of Life Plates
By Spode
Located in New York, NY
Set of four Spode gilt painted tree of life plates. Set of four perfect English plates in the kakiemon style of rich gilt and iron red scrollwork floral borders with Oriental flower ...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Spode

Materials

Porcelain

Early 19th Century Regency Period Spode Porcelain Coffee Can Pattern 341
By Spode
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a fine example of an English George III, Regency period, porcelain, coffee can (cup), made by Spode in the early 19th century, circa 1810. The can is nominally straight si...
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Early 19th Century English Regency Antique Spode

Materials

Porcelain

Early 19th Century Spode Porcelain Coffee Can Hand Gilded Pattern 1099, Ca 1810
By Spode
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a fine example of an English George III period, porcelain, coffee can (cup), made by Spode in the early 19th century, circa 1810. The can is nominally straight sided and h...
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Early 19th Century English Regency Antique Spode

Materials

Porcelain

Vintage Blue Transferware Burnt Tablecloth Dishes
By Spode
Located in Norwalk, CT
A set of three Spode Italian blue transfer ware miniature dishes depicting the humorous phrase "Who burnt the table cloth?" (One reads "our table cloth" instead of "the table cloth" ...
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Early 20th Century Italian Spode

Materials

Ceramic

Two Large Spode "Greek" Platters, England, Early 19th Century
By Spode
Located in Miami, FL
The central medallion with griffons and angels surrounded by medallions of ancient Greek scenes.
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19th Century British Neoclassical Antique Spode

Materials

Porcelain

Georgian Spode Stone China Shell Dish or Plate Bang Up Pattern No. 2886, Ca 1820
By Spode
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is an early 19th century stone china (Ironstone earthenware) desert dish with a fluted shell shape, produced by Spode and dating from the George 111rd period, circa 1820. It ...
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Early 19th Century English Chinoiserie Antique Spode

Materials

Ironstone

12 Aesthetic Movement Spode Copeland Hand-Painted Dessert Plates Cobalt Blue
By Spode
Located in Great Barrington, MA
This set of 12 lovely aesthetic movement Spode Copeland's dessert plates feature an eye-catching geometric design decorated with cobalt blue, raised gold and best of all, hand-painte...
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1890s English Aesthetic Movement Antique Spode

Materials

Porcelain

Blue and White Spode Chinoiserie Crescent Covered Dish
By Spode
Located in New York, NY
Blue and white Spode chinoiserie crescent covered dish. Early Spode "Gothic Pattern" quarter crescent shaped dish and cover in blue and white chinoiserie pattern. England, circa 1815...
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Early 19th Century English Chinoiserie Antique Spode

Armorial Plate, Arms of Murray, Probably Spode, circa 1800
By Spode
Located in Geelong, Victoria
English porcelain octagonal plate, a replacement piece for a Chinese Export service of the 1750s, with large central armorial, the arms of Murray & Motto Tout Prest (Quite Ready), wi...
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Early 1800s English Chinese Export Antique Spode

Materials

Porcelain

English Creamware Spode Openwork Fruit Baskets & Stands, Early 19th Century.
By Spode
Located in Downingtown, PA
The creamware oval openwork baskets and stands are edged in green with each openwork ringed in green too. The handles similarly coloured are in the form of a dolphin's head. One wit...
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Early 19th Century British Neoclassical Antique Spode

Materials

Creamware

19th c. Spode "Tumbledown Dick" Dessert Service on White Ground
By Spode
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Not the typical colorway of Spode's wonderful "Tumbledown Dick" pattern, this is painted on a white ground, givng it great versatility and bold contrast.The set consists of 10 desser...
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19th Century British Antique Spode

Materials

Porcelain